How to Make an RV Mattress Bearable

by Merissa on October 1, 2015

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How to Make an RV Mattress Bearable

It's been a while since I posted more about RV Living. Although we don't currently live in an rv fulltime, we still do a decent amount of traveling since we don't live near family and we love camping when we are able to get away for a little bit! We love just about everything about camping and staying in an rv except...

That mattress.

Those of you that live in campers or have a camper or have ever stayed in a camper know exactly what I mean! You just want to get a good night of restful sleep and that thing has so many springs poking into your back that you end up tossing and turning all night.

We recently had the chance to start using a wonderful topper on our rv mattress this summer. The mattress in our current rv is something like a trampoline. When you sit on one side and someone else is on the bed they may go flying up towards the ceiling because it's so crazy springy.

I learned about IntelliBED from reading another blogger's article about their awesome mattresses. Honestly I've been skeptical about "fancy" mattress for a long time. I've known a few friends to spend some good money on name brands and when I laid on their mattress to see what all the fuss was about...I still wasn't sure.


Of course I wasn't about to buy a brand new mattress just for our camper. Since we don't currently live in ours full time it is much more cost effective to just go with a mattress topper. We've looked at an tried many different toppers over the past 8 years. Memory foam always makes me sweaty and makes it difficult to turn over. Cotton toppers don't seem to have enough support. And some of those plastic toppers on the market just scare me because they smell so much like chemicals when you open the package.


IntelliBED makes several different sizes of mattress toppers, one that even fits perfectly on an rv bed! (Just ask them for the short queen) If you've ever tried to fit sheets on an rv mattress you know what I mean by never being able to find anything that fits it. πŸ™‚


The IntelliBED Mattress Topper is made with patented, medical-grade Intelli-Gel and a layer of top-quality soy foam encased in an organic cotton zipper cover. Adding this mattress topper to your existing mattress will give you 2 to 3 times the cushioning support that you may otherwise have. IntelliBED products are made with high quality, natural, hypoallergenic material which means you won't have to worry about off-gassing. For those that tend to be sensitive to chemicals (like me and my son) this is very welcome news.

Their Mattress Toppers also include a 10 year warranty, something that I think is notable since I've had to toss every topped that we've tried after a maximum of a year. Being able to keep this topper for a minimum of ten years will be better on our budget in the long run.

So far we are really enjoying our new mattress topper from IntelliBED! I've actually been able to sleep through a full night when we are camping...something I wasn't able to do before. We've had many guests sleep on the topper as well (since we use our camper as a guest cabin) and they've all told us that our camper bed is so nice. Little do they know, right? πŸ™‚

Interested in an IntelliBED Mattress or Topper? IntelliBED is offering 10% off their products when you use the coupon code LittleHouse at checkout.


IntelliBED provided me with a product for this review however it in no way influences my decision on the product.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cathy, 1929 Charmer Cottage October 7, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Gosh this post caught my eye since I’ve been suffering sleeping in our vintage Shasta Trailer. I bough a 5″ memory foam but it doesn’t work at all. This sounds fabulous but unfortunately way out of my price range. I’ll keep in mind for the future.


2 Merissa October 7, 2015 at 3:40 pm

I know what you mean Cathy, we went through so many memory foams and toppers before settling on this one.


3 Jane on Whidbey May 25, 2016 at 3:15 pm

Thanks you so much for this post. This looks like just what I need, and I’ll just have to save up for it. The 10% discount will come in handy.
I’ve been disabled with multiple chemical sensitivity for over thirty years, and I’ve gone through several mattresses. I moved into a noxious-chemical free tiny house on wheels built for me, and I’m on my second mattress already. I’ve been struggling with a shoulder injury, too, so I’m not sleeping well. Sure hope this is the answer. This gets expensive fast!


4 Merissa May 25, 2016 at 6:20 pm

I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I can’t tell you how much this mattress topper has been a life saver for us!


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